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Attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils

Our thoughts are with the people of Spain following yesterday's dreadful attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

Your Space Your Say Exhibition Event

September course dates now available

Courses include Process Improvement, Mental Health First Aid and various SDPR courses

First Bus to provide all main University bus services from September

Following Wessex Bus Ltd’s withdrawal from the bus market in Bath on commercial grounds, all main bus services to and from the University’s Claverton Down campus will be provided by First Bus.

International Healthcare Workshop with Koç University

An early-career researcher workshop on 'Improving healthcare operations through modelling and simulation' brought together scholars from the UK and Turkey in Bath, in late July.

England rhythmic gymnasts step up 2018 preps on campus

Team England’s rhythmic gymnastics squad have been continuing their build-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a productive training week at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

Team Bath Racing Electric named top UK electric team

The University of Bath’s Team Bath Racing was recently crowned the number one UK electric team, following a successfully outing at the Formula Student competition at Silverstone.

Mike Nicholson's “grave concerns” about unconditional offers

Our Director of Student Recruitment & Admissions was interviewed for an article in The Guardian which asks whether giving A level students unconditional offers is a good idea.

From BBC Bristol to ABC Sydney

Justin Rogers (SPS) has been engaging with the media about Fostering Hope, community-based research

Belly dancing: borrowing or cultural appropriation?

Valeria Lo Iacono Symonds, Teaching Fellow in the Department for Health, writes for The Conversation.

Looking to the future: Saudi Arabia & Vision 2030

Majid Bin Ayed Al-Ayed, who is studying for his Professional Doctorate in Policy Research & Practice with the IPR, discusses Vision 2030, the blueprint for Saudi Arabia’s ambitious economic transformation.

Research challenges ethnic diversity

New IPR Policy Brief looks at ethnic diversity and composition of students attending UK universities

Quads & Norwood House in Top 50 list

We’re delighted that The Quads and Norwood House have been listed in the Student Crowd's top 50 best student accommodation halls in the UK.

How common are imposter doctors?

Trust Me, BBC1's new psychological hospital drama, is more plausible than you'd like to think according to a Bath research study carried out in 1996

Bath graduate storms to relay gold

Danny Talbot helps Great Britain to men’s 4x100m relay gold on Saturday night at London 2017

Internal combustion after Mazda's 'holy grail' breakthrough

Prof Jamie Turner provides expert comment to IMechE about new breakthrough in compression ignition developed by Mazda.

Nominations for B&NES Council Chair’s Community Awards

Nominations are welcome for The Chair of B&NES Council’s Community Awards, which recognise volunteers, community leaders, organisations, carers and local businesses.

Politics, fake news & the post-truth era

The IPR’s 2017 symposium will examine public policy and politics on 14 Sep in the current age of disruption

VR cricket game uses motion capture technology for full immersive experience

Researchers at CAMERA, the University's Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications have worked with entertainment company Stickee using motion capture technology to help create an immersive virtual reality cricket game.

Wessex UoB service to cease operations

University & First Bus are in discussions about extra services when Wessex's end on 22 September

National Student Survey 2017

The University’s students continue to be among the most satisfied in the UK according to the results of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), published today (9 August 2017).

Student Imogen excited about sporting education at Bath

Rising England star & BSc(Hons) Sport & Exercise Science student Imogen Allison believes she is in the best place to continue her education on and off the court after committing to Team Bath Netball for the 2017-18 season.

Green light for new £3.5 million gym

Planning consent has been granted to build a new gym at the Sports Training Village that will open next summer

Low-intensity workouts: what lazy fitness dreams are made of

Our research is cited in an article about the benefits of low-intensity steady state (LISS) exercise.

We’ve got to talk: The militarization of biotechnology

Brett Edwards (PoLIS) discusses the debate about the security implications of cutting-edge biotechnology.

Viper 10 Sportswear joins Team Bath Netball family

Team Bath Netball has joined forces with Viper 10 Sportswear for the 2017-18 season in an innovative suppliership which will see new designs and ranges, including replica kit for the Blue and Gold fans.

What happens when you introduce 4-year-olds to an OAPs' home

An intergenerational experiment has shown that, within a short timeframe, it is possible to bring about significant enhancement in the well-being of older people.

MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have found that sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death.

Help with writing skills over summer

Writing support is available for PG students working on their dissertations throughout the summer

The Paris Agreement will succeed without the USA

PhD student Alastair Marsh believes the USA’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a reminder that populous, industrialising countries deserve more attention.

CSCT expert comments on water research

Antoine Buchard, Whorrod Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, discusses Carnegie Mellon research paper that has been published in Green Chemistry.

Do we need TripAdvisor for care homes?

Tony Walter shares his experience of trying to find the best geriatric care for his elderly mother

Volunteers aged 20-30 or over 55 wanted

Take part in our new psychology study to help us understand ageing & its effect on decision-making

Single currency for West Africa won’t materialise soon

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong, Lecturer in Strategy in the School of Management, writes for The Conversation.

Medal haul for Bath-based swimmers

Our swimmers brought home a stash of 24 medals from FINA World & British Swimming Summer Champs

IPR blog: I’m not English. Oh, yes you are!

A blog post by Anthony Barnett, writer and Founder of openDemocracy.

3D printed microscopes to boost science in developing countries

Using cheap consumer electronics and 3D printed parts to create high-quality scientific and medical devices at a fraction of the cost of alternatives is the aim of a new £1M research project at the University of Bath.

Research to improve health services

Over 150 delegates from nearly 30 countries convene on campus to discuss future healthcare advances

Academic lead for Doctoral College

Prof Cathryn Mitchell will be the Academic Director of our new Doctoral College which comes into existence today

How sharing can make a hangover less harrowing

Sally Adams, Christine Griffin and Paula Smith, from the Department of Psychology, have co-authored an article for The Conversation.

C4 series sets up old people’s home for four-year-olds

Professor Malcolm Johnson from CDAS is part of tonight's C4's series 'Old People's Home for Four-Year-Olds'

Carole Mundell talks to BBC World Service

An international team of scientists, including Professor Mundell, have captured Gamma Ray Bursts - the biggest explosions in the Universe - in unprecedented detail for the first time.

Leading lights on campus to discuss future healthcare advances

The University's Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement (Chi2) is hosting this week's EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services.

Marketing award for PhD student

PhD student Marilena Gemtou received a Worshipful Company of Marketors external website award last week for her work on customer revenge behaviour.

Wali Aslam on Afghan war after Pakistan prime minister ousted

Availability of cheap tobacco undermining efforts to cut smoking

The effectiveness of price increases as a deterrent to cut smoking is being undermined by the availability of cheap tobacco, says new Dept for Health TCRG research.

Applying ACE 'total design' principles

Award-winning alumnus William Arnold reflects on his career in civil engineering & his time studying at Bath

Over-50? Sign up for first-ever National Vintage Games

ON 2 September, the inaugural National Vintage Games, the UK’s first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is coming to the University of Bath.

Cathryn Mitchell delivers keynote speech at RIN Annual Meeting

Cathryn Mitchell recently gave the President's Invitation Address at the Royal Institute of Navigation 11th Annual General Meeting.

Death of Prof Darryl P Almond (formerly of Materials Science)

We regret to announce the death of Emeritus Professor Darryl P Almond, who joined the University of Bath in 1976.

Is Hollywood influenced by Washington?

The US government's role behind the scenes in Hollywood goes deeper than you think

Alumna Fran on top of world as England win Cricket World Cup

Sports Performance graduate Fran Wilson, who scored 159 runs in five matches, helped England win the Women’s Cricket World Cup on an unforgettable Sunday afternoon of high drama at Lord’s.

Civic data gets sexy

A blog post by Jon Poole, Research & Intelligence Manager at Bath & North East Somerset Council, who works with the IPR on the project 'Connecting data across public services in Bath & North East Somerset'.

How to generate trust, in ourselves & our organisations

A CIPD study, Cultivating Trustworthy Leaders, produced in collaboration with Professor Veronica Hope Hailey and team from the School of Management, asked the questions: How scan we demonstrate our own trustworthiness, and build it in others?

Universe's biggest explosions captured in unprecedented detail

An international team of scientists, including from the University of Bath, have captured the most complete picture yet of the most powerful type of explosion in the universe – Gamma Ray Bursts - unravelling the long-standing mystery of what powers them.

New UAV drone course for professionals starts in September

Our courses blend academic rigour with gaining professional aviation experience.

Invictus Games UK squad in training at the STV

Athletes from the UK team are in training for the forthcoming Invictus Games which takes place in Toronto in September.

Algae farms to offer a cheaper, renewable solution to cleaning wastewater

A collaborative research project between the University of Bath and Wessex Water is investigating using algae as a natural and sustainable way to treat wastewater.

Doctoral students’ national survey

85% of postgraduate research students at the University say they are satisfied overall

Alumni Fund grants: impact across campus

Brain tumour research to wheelchair basketball: projects benefit from alumni donations

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play

The Bath Chronicle talks about our new interactive exhibition:The Brutalist Playground is not as brutal as it sounds and entry is free!

Public engagement event encourages youngsters into science

I’m a Scientist winner, Sam Carr from our Department of Education, said: “In the end, I believe that 'asking questions' is by far the most critical and important part of any science."

Modern Pentathlon Euro Champs return to campus in 2019

The University of Bath will once again stage the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in 2019 – a qualifying competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Dr Janet Bultitude talks about CRPS on BBC Bristol

Dr Janet Bultitude (Psychology) interviewed on Radio 4 by Phil Hammond

IPR appoints new Reader in Public Policy

Dr Matt Dickson is to become Reader in Public Policy in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

University of Bath licences detection kit for sugar-damaged proteins

The University of Bath today announced it had entered a licensing agreement with Abcam, an innovator in reagents and tools, to make a new fluorescent detection probe kit for researchers globally. The product developed by scientists at the University of Bath, will help researchers quickly and efficiently detect proteins damaged by sugar, which are associated with many degenerative diseases.

Bryn Clift writes for Fortune Magazine on LA Olympics

Academic contributes to international HE publication on REF

Richard Watermeyer (Education) has written a report titled: Activism over acrimony: Not getting better but getting beyond the UK’s Research Excellence Framework

New study reveals that causes of severe antisocial behaviour may differ for boys and girls

New research from the Department of Psychology has highlighted differences in the causes of the condition conduct disorder in boys and girls.

Individual personal pensions fare worse than group pensions, shows research

People who take out an individual personal pension can expect lower returns than those who invest in a group personal pension plan, suggests new research from the University of Bath's School of Management.